Missing Webpages, Missing sites on Referenced pages

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Sometimes pages disappear permanently or temporarily.  This page might help you find the missing page or provide a link to a new temporary location.  Sites can be down temporarily due to electrical rewiring of a campus, weather, ISP lost the files, ISP suffered damage, the site was moved, the site owner messed up their own files, or is no longer capable of maintaining a site (old age, other interests).

Use Wayback Machine (arhive.org) to see old version(s) (#wayback)

The Wayback Machinge at archive.org has archived copies (historical copies at intervals) of many web pages.  It will not archive .asp or .aspx because they have no specific content, nor will it archive files that are indicated as NOINDEX or as NOARCHIVE in the Meta Tags, or where the robot.txt file at the domain level says not to index.

There are bookmarklets that can help you with the Wayback Machine, and there are Firefox Extensions that can help as well.

You can prefix the missing url (i.e. example.com)with one of the following:

If you land on a page that is no longer valid you may find the old content to help you find the new page by using a bookmarklet.  For my bookmarklets and collected bookmarklets see my Firefox page on -- keyword shortcuts (../firefox/kws.htm).  The following bookmarklet from can be used once you have landed on a page missing page as long as the url on the address bar has not been modified.
  archive: Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Missing sites (#missing)

Excel Function Dictionary, Peter Noneley (#noneley) noted missing on 2004-12-05
title:  Excel Function Dictionary, author:  Peter Noneley,
newsite: http://www.xlfdic.com/
url:  http://homepage.ntlworld.com/noneley
archived text material:  http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.noneley
temporary alternate location of Excel file:  http://www.rondebruin.nl/files/xlfdic01.zip «, courtesy of Ron de Bruin (home page, at the bottom of Ron's page)

Comments:  ISP dropped files and failed with temporary location/redirection.  Meanwhile, Peter is working on a long awaited updated version.

newsite: http://www.xlfdic.com/

Notificaton link inserted on 7 html pages: [if missing]

Related materials -- access to online HELP files:

Geocities archived (#geocities)

Geocities websites went black -- GeoCities closed on October 26, 2009.in 2008, for more information on find old Geocities sites, see my main index page as this affects far more than Excel. There are several archives and it will take years for them to be restored and indexed as archived websites. Once you can read an archived site, you can search on that information to try to find the current site, if there is one.

LockerGnome   (#lockergnome)

Should look into a Regular Expression pattern to convert using something like ReplaceEm, freeware, Bill Keane, designed to operate on multiple files at once. And you need not only perform one search-replace operation per file -- you can setup a list of operations to perform. Supports Regular Expressions. 572KB download

Microsoft   (#microsoft)

Welcome to the MSDN Library Archive(quote) http://msdn.microsoft.com/archive/default.asp
We've created this Archive area so that we can continue to make available older content that is still of interest to some of our users. This allows us to streamline the Library and keep it focused on the newest, most relevant content. We offer this content as-is, without warranty that it is still technically accurate. Note that the content may contain URLs that were valid when originally published, but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.

Microsoft Newsgroups   (#xlnews)

Microsoft closed its newsgroups and all past newsgroups postings disappeared, October 8, 2010, almost as soon as they announced they were getting rid of them in the next two weeks.  Whether the archives at google groups will show them or not, I don't know, I will leave the links in place though.  Looks like the newsgroups will continue as if they had always been run by Google, but don't know about the old material.  Current status: Excel has been virtually destroyed by Office Ribbon, loss of menus, and tying macros into menu.  The MVP program has been decimated, Microsoft newsgroups destroyed.

Moved (#moved)

Renamed (#renamed)

Other missing sites (#other)

There will be many other missing sites on my webpages.  If you know the changed new link (and/or why it is down), please email me from the link at the bottom of the page where it is incorrect.  You only need to identify from one of my pages, I'll do a search to see if there are additional pages of mine referencing the site.
Rob Bruce (found, but sub directories or naming was also changed)
http://www.rb-ad.dircon.co.uk/rob/excelvba/index.htm (missing)
http://web.archive.org/web/20040401151034/www.rb-ad.dircon.co.uk/rob/excelvba/index.htm (no longer need to go through archives)
www.analytical-dynamics.co.uk/ which actually gets redirected to http://www33.brinkster.com/rbad/
Gary Beene (found include /vb/ in newsite)
http://www.vbinformation.com → http://www.garybeene.com/vb/

Bookmarklets;  There are a lot of links on this page.  The following BookMarklets (Favelets) will distinguish between internal or external links.  First click on "highlight links",  and then on "int/ext links".  Your browser's Reset button (F5) will reload the original unmodified web page. 
Excel questions not directly concerning my web pages are best directed to newsgroups
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